Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels

Bourbon Goes to Finishing School

Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon is finished in port wine casks for an award-winning spirit. We guide each batch’s conditioning, blending our handcrafted bourbon in small batches of 8 to 12 barrels at a time.

It’s typically aged for up to 6 years. While we lose about 5% of the spirit each year to evaporation, or “the Angel’s Share,” what’s left behind after we’re done is truly worthy of envy.

Once it’s deemed ready, we finish our bourbon in ruby port wine casks, which adds subtly distinct flavor nuances that enhance the whiskey without challenging it. Our port finishing process lasts between three to six months, depending on taste.

We use 60-gallon ruby port barrels made from French oak and imported directly from Portugal. This creates a whiskey of unprecedented smoothness, sweetness and balance.

Appearance

Gold color laced with reddish amber hues, nearly copper in tone

Nose

You’ll detect notes of subtle vanilla, raisins, maple syrup and toasted nuts

PALATE

Vanilla, ripe fruit, maple syrup, toast and bitter chocolate

FINISH

Clean and lingering sweetness with a hint of Madeira that slowly fades

Rum Finish

Cask Strength

Recommended Reading

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The Origins of the “Proof”

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Accidental Aging and the Birth of Whiskey As We Know It

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